Mar 28, 2020
From Death to Life
The raising of Lazarus from the dead demonstrates Jesus' divine power over life and death.  Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, He brings us out of death to everlasting life. 
  • Mar 28, 2020From Death to Life
    Mar 28, 2020
    From Death to Life
    The raising of Lazarus from the dead demonstrates Jesus' divine power over life and death.  Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, He brings us out of death to everlasting life. 
  • Mar 21, 2020Why Did God Allow That to Happen?”
    Mar 21, 2020
    Why Did God Allow That to Happen?”
    In any time of suffering and affliction, people often ask, "Why did God do this?"  We won't find any easy answers to that question.  A better question to ask is this, "How can God use this to His glory and honor?"  In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we look to God for strength and comfort!
  • Mar 15, 2020Is She ‘Allowed in Your Church?
    Mar 15, 2020
    Is She ‘Allowed in Your Church?
    God’s mercy and grace are revealed to those who deserve anything but. A marginalized Samaritan woman didn’t receive compassion from her community and didn’t deserve it from our Savior Jesus Christ, yet she was given and shown mercy and grace and came to believe He is the Savior of the world. We, too, have gone astray and deserve much less than mercy and grace from God Himself. Yet, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 
  • Mar 8, 2020Abraham’s Hope Is Our Hope
    Mar 8, 2020
    Abraham’s Hope Is Our Hope
    Abraham is a great example of faith. As we often pray for faith and good courage to the Lord who has called us “to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown,” Abraham lived with this courage. From Haran to Canaan, Abraham was led by the hand of God toward the unfolding future God had prepared in the incarnation of His only-begotten Son to be our Savior and Redeemer. During Lent we join with Abraham of old and all the saints in trusting the Lord through the unknown tomorrows to the outcome and end we do know in Christ—everlasting life.
  • Feb 26, 2020The Wounds of Blasphemy
    Feb 26, 2020
    The Wounds of Blasphemy
    We remember that the wounds of blasphemy we committed against our Lord were laid on Christ on the cross. Ash Wednesday reminds us that though we have been brought low by sin, our Lord will bless us with new life in him through the cross.
  • Feb 23, 2020Lessons from the Mountaintop
    Feb 23, 2020
    Lessons from the Mountaintop
    Today we consider the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus. The sight on the Mount of Transfiguration is glorious—but for us and for our salvation, Jesus saw beyond the glory of His transfiguration on the mountain to the glory of the cross, where He would complete God’s saving work on our behalf. As we sing our hymns of praise, we find our reason for glory in God’s grace-filled action for us.
  • Feb 16, 2020A Heart of Love
    Feb 16, 2020
    A Heart of Love
    Valentine’s Day is a time for expressing our love for others. Many have sent cards, flowers, or chocolates to that someone special in their lives. Our love for others, though, is not a perfect love. Sometimes our thoughts and actions are self-serving and sinful. God loves us with a perfect, unconditional love. He demonstrated His love for all mankind by sending Jesus to be our Savior from sin. Today we remember that God loves each of us in Christ and that we are called to love one another as He has first loved us.
  • Feb 2, 2020The Wisdom of the Cross
    Feb 2, 2020
    The Wisdom of the Cross
    The Gospel message is considered foolishness by many people today. Many skeptics and unbelievers refuse to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only way to heaven. But with St. Paul we believe that Christ crucified is our “righteousness, holiness, and redemption” (1 Cor.1:31). We boldly proclaim the message about our crucified and risen Savior to our church and community. We rejoice that Lutheran Hour Ministries continues to share the Gospel message throughout the world!
  • Jan 19, 2020Did God Really Say?
    Jan 19, 2020
    Did God Really Say?
    Today we join congregations across the country in observing “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.” The theme is “Did God Really Say?” which is based on Isaiah 49:1, “Before I was born the Lord called me; from my birth he has made mention of my name.” The powerful Word of God made this world and everything in it. The Word of God also declares that all human life is sacred. You are beloved, no matter how young. You belong, no matter how old.
  • Jan 12, 2020Connected to Christ
    Jan 12, 2020
    Connected to Christ
    The First Sunday after the Epiphany takes us in mind and heart to the Jordan River, where Jesus is baptized. This day, observed each year in the Church, is a reminder of the importance of Baptism in the life of every Christian, for it is in dying with Christ through Baptism that we are born anew to eternal life. Through Baptism, we are connected to Christ and given a whole new way of living for time and for eternity. “But I am baptized!” Martin Luther would exclaim when life situations seemed overwhelming. Knowing that we live daily in baptismal grace makes the difference in our lives as well.